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From Bucharest: Sphinx, Babele and Ialomitei Cave

Product ID: 59258
Depart from Bucharest and head towards Prahova Valley. Here, you will take a ride with a cable car and admire the stunning views. Arriving at the top, at an altitude of 2216 meters, you will walk to the Sphinx, Babele and Ialomitei Cave.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotel, hostel, guest house, or apartment in Bucharest.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the natural wonders on the Bucegi Mountains, Babele and the Sphinx
  • Enjoy a cable car ride with beautiful panoramic views
  • Explore one of the most stunning caves in Romania
  • Enjoy a family-friendly tour
  • Relax on a day away from the city
Full description
In this tour, you can admire the wonders of nature. The tour starts in Bucharest and heads towards Prahova Valley, where the Prahova River makes its way between the Bucegi and the Baiu Mountains into the Carpathian Mountains. Prahova river separates the Eastern Carpathians chain from the Southern Carpathians. Historically, this corridor was the most important passageway between the principalities of Wallachia and Transylvania.

Once we arrive in Busteni city, you will first visit one of the most popular caves from Romania - Ialomitei Cave and the Monastery Pestera located in National Park of Bucegi. After that you will ride the cable car up the mountain until you reach the beautiful Bucegi Plateau. Here, you can admire the spectacular figures such as the Sphinx and Babele carved in rock. The figures were naturally “carved” by the wind and rain.Transfer back to Bucharest.
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 1 bottle of water/ person
  • Snacks (bananas and biscuits for energy)
  • Driver/ tour escort
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/ minivan
  • Cable car
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks other then the ones mentioned
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Child rates apply only with 2 paying adults
• Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those using a wheelchair or with walking disabilities
• Please reconfirm with the provider if you have excess luggage
• The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
• The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full-refund
• The amount of walking for this tour is moderate
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Beautiful scenery. Recommended excursion

Ramses was our guide and at all times I was worried that we would feel comfortable. The worst were the 2h queue to get on the cable car but it was certainly worth the wait. To get to the cave and monastery was a little hard road walking although calmly it is beautiful and to enjoy. The cave with many stairs and does not have much to do since there are no large stalactites or stalagmites

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August 22, 2019

Very nice excursion and unique in the world for the geological phenomena observed

August 17, 2019

Unfortunately we could not visit any of the booked destinations due to the weather. But the friendly and competent TourGuide alternatively put together a great program that was great. Many thanks for the great experience.

February 28, 2019

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Product ID: 59258